Intonation and pronunciation

There are many academics who feel that learners of English should not be too concerned about this area, but there are many students who disagree – for them, perfecting intonation and pronunciation is a key goal in speaking English, particularly when they are keen on taking out any obvious signs of what would be regarded as a foreign accent.


The book contains several examples, of course, but it also includes a guide to the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), several texts to practise saying, and much more which would help you more if you had a native speaker to listen.


But here are some examples to get you started.

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